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Western Canada Lottery Corporation Awarded Prizes Of CA$348 Million In 2021

Posted on January 5, 2022 | 2:34 pm

Western Canada Lottery Corporation, the non-profit organization which is in charge of operating lottery and gaming-related activities on behalf of the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, has announced it awarded a total of 348 million Canadian dollars in lottery prizes in 2021.

Moreover, 81 of the awarded prizes were worth over 1 million Canadian dollars, and these winnings were recorded both with tickets acquired in the company’s physical locations and with tickets purchased online.

The largest lottery win recorded in 2021 was worth 60 million Canadian dollars and it was awarded on the Lotto Max game. Western Canada Lottery Corporation revealed that the winner was from Winnipeg and that this was the largest lottery prize awarded in the history of Manitoba.

Last year also brought a win worth 55 million dollars, also from the Lotto Max game, which was awarded in Saskatoon in October. The same game also produced a win worth just over 34 million Canadian dollars in August, and the winner was from Pincher Creek, Alberta.

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation also announced that Winnipeg was the luckiest city in the region, with six major prizes won for a total of 65 million Canadian dollars. Saskatoon had three major prizes awarded, worth a total of 58 million Canadian dollars, while Edmonton had 10 big wins amounting to a total of 46.5 million dollars.

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Strategic Partnership With Scientific Games

In December, Western Canada Lottery Corporation signed a new agreement with Scientific Games, the well-known American provider of gambling products and services.

The agreement targeted sports betting, as Western Canada Lottery Corporation desired to finally bring single-event sports betting to its customers in the Western provinces of Canada. Scientific Games had already launched single-event sports betting platforms for three major operators in Canada: British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Loto-Quebec and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

The agreement with Western Canadian Lottery Corporation included a customized platform, fully integrated with the Canadian corporation’s central gaming system. The platform set up for Western Canada Lottery Corporation offers various betting options for its customers, including Pro-Line, Props, Over/Under, Pools, Points Spread and Futures.

SOURCE: “WCLC looks back on major lotto winners in 2021“. Lethbridge News Now. December 30, 2021.

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